Saturday, April 5, 2014

The StarChild Trilogy by James Courtney and Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills

It's great welcome writing duo, James Courtney and Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills, authors of the soon-to-be-released series, StarChild. First, what's your trilogy about?

StarChild is 
a science fiction/dystopian trilogy set around the year 3211.  The United States fell, and a new nation, City-State emerged.

City-State is a vile nation that aims to control its citizens through horrific government policies and regulations.  The President is moronic, citizens are labeled and identified by intelligence, and the health care system aims to destroy all of the S-Class geniuses (citizens of exceptional intelligence) to keep civilization somewhat ignorant to government control.

James and I have a blog that tells the stories of various residents of City-State:
citystatewritings.wordpress.com

None of the narratives in the blog appear within the novels- the novels have separate plot lines.  The information in the blog will give you more insight into our creation.

What inspired StarChild?

James served in the United States Navy for a number of years.  His love and first-hand experience of politics inspired many of City-State’s rules and processes.

Plus, James and I love dystopian literature.  It is fascinating and intriguing to “foresee” the future of the United States.

If your trilogy was made into movie who would you cast in the lead roles?

Oh my!  That would be a dream!  I would love Kevin Spacey, Robert Downey, Jr., and Zac Efron to be part of StarChild.  However, that may become a little expensive, so up and coming actors (at this particular time) would be fabulous!

Do you find it difficult writing as a team?

Absolutely not!  We find it ten times easier to write together!  If I am stuck on a section or chapter, I send it to James and vice versa.  Brainstorming and prewriting are vital to the writing process, and we bounce ideas off of each other effortlessly!
 
Additionally, James and I are very honest with each other.  If either one of us does not like an idea, we communicate those thoughts and work together to make the storylines and the characters enjoyable, intriguing, and clear for readers.

James and I were friends in high school, so when he asked me to assist him with his writings, I knew the process (and the end product) would definitely be successful. 

What do you plan to work on next?

James and I are currently engrossed in the entire The StarChild Trilogy.  We are feverishly working on Book One: StarChild.  Obviously, this will take a while to complete.

Additionally, James and I hope to publish a separate anthology of short stories that connect to the novel: Tales from City-State.

Lastly, we have a few interesting characters from the short stories and the novels who can “take on” their own novels!

James and I intend on being very busy with City-State for quite some time!

What are you reading at the moment?

I am a full-time English Instructor at my local community college, so as of now, I am reading lots and lots of research papers, essays, and other various assessments.  Summer is coming, so I will be able to actually read a novel!

James is currently reading the Divergent series!  He says it’s great!

What do you like to do in your free time when you're not writing or reading?

James and I both like to spend time with our spouses.  He is married to one of my best friends, Kelly, and they live in Colorado (as stated before, we all went to high school together).  They love their three dogs, and they also love to bike around the trails of Loveland, Colorado.

I am married to my main squeeze, Randy.  He is just about to graduate from nursing school and take the final nursing exam to obtain his official certification as a Registered Nurse!  I am very proud of him!  Randy and I love to exercise and play with our pets, Amaya the cat and Molly the dog.

Where can readers find out more about you? 

The main blog on WordPress:  http://citystatewritings.wordpress.com


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/citystateshorts

Twitter:  Kaisy – SciFiWriter @KaisyWMills

             James – Dystopian_Scifi  @jamesacourtney

Many thanks and let us know when Book 1 is released!


4 comments:

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  4. I’d looove for you to peruse our 25 blogs;
    however, lemme first explain something:
    my solemn duty, dear, is to serve and honor you…

    I’d also love to giveth unto thee ideas
    simply because I love Trump’s humanity:
    thots you never thot of,
    the picturesque protagonist, par excellence,
    the non-perishables, the luxurious ditzy-glitz:
    the generous, undiluted expansion of d’bizarre;
    the epic endoorphins – an open door to an
    onomatopoeia Vernacular,
    from the high-flying, barnstorming,
    toxic firewurKS from yeee-haw KS
    taking you in a completely new direction
    than where you originally planned!!
    O! the mind doth boggle, girly-whirly!!

    Why else does a moth fly FROM the night
    than to a bold, attractive candle Light??
    Don’t let His extravagant Brilliance be extinguished.
    You’re creative, yes?
    Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

    Whether you obtain morality4mortality to wiseabove
    or just glean tantalizing specimens for thy next best seller,
    you shall find in our blogs a lotta (subliminal) moxie
    which has taken this sinfull mortal yeeeeers to compile:
    I lay it ALL out for you, dear, with All-Star-Oxygems:

    Wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
    of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
    An XtraXcitinXpose with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
    An IQ much higher than K2?
    An extraordinarily, anti-establishment-victory
    with both sardonic, satirical wit Who’s savvy
    and avant-guarde-humility??
    Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
    (with a most-excellent-detector of bull§ht):

    “Faith, hope, and love,
    the greatest of these is love –
    jump into faith…
    and you’ll VitSee with love”
    Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
    God believes in you.

    Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
    from a super-passionate, lucrative iconoclasm where you’ll find
    nonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsX…
    of deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

    Do it. Do the deed, dude. Sign into the Big-Zaftig-House.

    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude

    ReplyDelete